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FRIES OF FRANCE
« on: September 18, 2005, 12:02:04 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were brief, the notes were short, the notes were French and the notes were fried, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home, which will be as soon as they finish THEIR fries of France.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005, 12:04:30 AM »

And the word of the day is: UKULELE!
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2005, 12:07:03 AM »

I still play free cell, hearts and Spider solitaire.

I did not ever play video games - not even Leisure Suit Larry.

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"I'm sixty-three and I guess that puts me with the geriatrics, but if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be forty-three".
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005, 12:15:44 AM »

A do-dooooo. A do-dooooo.
I saw the splendor of the moonlight on Honolulu Bay.
There's something tender in the moonlight on Honolulu Bay.
And all the beaches are full of peaches
who bring their ukes along.
And in the glimmer of the moonlight
they love to sing this song.

If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you.
If you want to linger where it's shady,
ukulele lady linger too.
If you kiss a ukulele lady
while you promise ever to be true,
and she see another ukulele lady fool around with you.
Maybe she'll sigh, maybe she'll cry,
Maybe she'll find somebody else
by and by-y-y
to sing to when it's cool and shady,
where the tricky wicky wackies woo woo woo.
If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you.

Someday I'm goin'
where eyes are glowin'
and lips were made to kiss,
to see somebody in the moonlight
and hear the songs I missed.

If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you, you, you.
If you want to linger where it's shady,
ukulele lady linger too.
If you kiss a ukulele lady
while you promise ever to be true true, true,
and she see another ukulele lady fool around with you.
Well, maybe she will sigh, maybe she will cry,
aah, but maybe she will find somebody else
by and by-y-y
to sing to when it's cool and shady,
where the tricky wicky wackies woo woo woo.
If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you like a me like I like a you
we like a both the same.
I'd like to say this very day
ukulele lady like a you-ooo-oooo.

 
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005, 12:20:01 AM »

I hope someone else can add the composer's name.
Credit where credit is due but I can't find it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005, 12:33:29 AM »

"Ukulele Lady" was written by Richard A. Whiting and Gus Kahn.  The only recording of it that I have is on Bette Midler's CD, "Bathhouse Betty."  I very muchly enjoy her version of the song.  But then, I enjoy just about everything that she's done. :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2005, 12:42:43 AM »

Thank you George.

My views on Ms Midler are well  known at HHW. lol

I prefer Margaret Whiting.


Whiting and Kahn - the "Ain't We Got Fun" guys.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2005, 12:55:06 AM »

I am completely nauseated - a whole container of French fries along with attendant ranch dressing is now inside my tummy.  Oh, it was quite yummilicious, but how could I have done such a thing.  I shall have to fast today.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2005, 01:13:52 AM »

If I were a different person I should simply throw up on the ground right about now.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2005, 01:14:12 AM »

And now - Dino at the piano.
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2005, 01:19:02 AM »

Found a lovely package from DR George in the mailbox this evening.  Many thanks, George!  I look forward to giving it a listen after tomorrow/today's matinee.
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2005, 01:19:38 AM »

And now - off to the land of the wussburgers...
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2005, 01:19:47 AM »

Yes, BK, Tony and I had originally intended for all the violence in PSYCHO III to be implied.  You would see splashes of blood on a wall.  Shadows of knives, etc.  That sort of thing.  But you were never supposed to see a knife go into flesh.  But given that the film was done during the dead-teenager horror film era, the studio imposed a bit more graphic sensibility than I originally intended which can be gathered from reading the script.

I do not play video games; I have never played video games.  I do play computer solitaire...that's it.  I finally gave up my subscription to Playboy magazine a couple of years ago when they started reviewing video games.  I knew at that point it was no longer my father's or my Playboy.  I'm sorry, Playboy, but something aspiring to be a mature, sophisticated, classy men's magazine cannot cater to an 18-24 year old mind-set.  No one between those ages is either mature or sophistiated and certainly never classy.

I wish Jerry Goldsmith had done Psycho III, while I don't hate the Carter Burwell score, it is certainly outre and not to my Miklos Rozsa-ish tastes.  I met Goldsmith on a couple of occasions (one being Rozsa's wonderful memorial service). He desperately wanted to do the score for DRAGONHEART.  O, would that he had.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2005, 01:23:11 AM »

Sadly, I gave up Playboy in the mid-80s.  I saw where it was going then, and I just lost interest.
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2005, 01:23:53 AM »

Why didn't Diana Scarwid work more.  She's really wonderful in Psycho III.
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2005, 01:25:41 AM »

Jerry would have brough such an interesting sensibility to the film, as he did with Psycho II.  He could have really made the relationship between Scarwid and Perkins even more touching.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2005, 01:26:16 AM »

Oy and vey am I nauseous.
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2005, 01:27:50 AM »

My iPod is on and it's playing the three-part Brush Up Your Shakespeare tracks from my Shakespeare on Broadway album - I must say it really cracks me up still.  "Saw you the weird sisters?  No, but I saw the Ritz Brothers last night.  But I didn't go backstage."  I wrote a few of the bon mots, and the others we made up on the spot.
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2005, 01:35:45 AM »

Welcome six GUESTS.  We're talkin' about classic video games (like Frogger), and computer games.

I used to be a Free Cell addict.  Since switching to a Mac I don't play anymore since it's not on the computer like it was on my Dell.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2005, 01:35:54 AM »

BK, I just addended my original post...a bit on Goldsmith.  I watch the four-hour Hercules tonight finally.  While it certainly made considerable more sense and was better, it was still far from what it could have and should have been.  Roger Young was just simply the wrong director for it.  Some terrible pacing, lost connective tissue, and many scenes just unclear because of bad or sloppy staging.  When the actors are actually speaking the dialogue as written, it does come alive and has some zing.

We also watched a curious little documentary about the Fantastiks, shot about the tiime of its closing.  Much of it looks hurried and slapped together (They are interviewing Jerry Orbach very cursorily while he's obviously attending some opening and there is all sorts of crowd noise behind him).  They plug names and/or pictures of folk like Glenn Close, Elliott Gould, Liza Minelli, Richard Chamberlain, and so forth...but their only participation is via still shots.  They talk about a TV performance that was done...but there are no clips.  Tom and Harvey get a fair amount of screen time (Mr. Schmidt in a strange muliti-coloured, mostly greenish kaftan affair that he seems to wear a lot).  I couldn't say documentary was overwhelmingly brimming with unknown lore about the show,  but the whole thing was pleasant enough...and, of course, it is about a great show.  Given the director's notes, you get the idea that the whole thing was kind of last minute.  It's a shame no one thought further ahead and prepared better for commemorating this historic show.  Still just hearing snatches of the great music and the touching lyrics makes one wax nostalgic for it.
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2005, 01:36:58 AM »

Well, perhaps I'll toddle off to the bedroom environment for a beauty rest.  I shall most likely dream of French fries dancing the hula in a vat of ranch dressing.
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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2005, 01:39:19 AM »

If it were now, or if I knew better then, I would have done that documentary.  It could have been really terrific had someone with any sense done it.
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2005, 01:39:30 AM »

I love all the badinage and by-play on the Brush Up Your Shakespeare numbers.

My guess is Diana just was too off-beat and not  obviously"pretty" enough for Hollywood.  At the time, she seemed happily married to a doctor, I believe, and lived in North Carolina or Georgia or someplace like that.  She was very, very complimentary of the script.  Nice lady and a wonderful actress!
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2005, 01:40:32 AM »

And so pretty.  I really thought her scenes with Perkins were magical.
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2005, 01:42:21 AM »

elmore's orchestration of Brush Up Your Shakespeare is brilliant.  Vinnie and I put in some additional sound effects during the mix.  Harry Groener, Jonathan Freeman, and Guy Haines were howling with laughter all during the recording of it.  
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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2005, 01:42:56 AM »

Meg Tilly is someone else you don't hear much about these days - and she had some pretty good success.
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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2005, 01:44:06 AM »

Just checked Diana Scarwid's IMDB.  She seems to work and has worked reguarly since Psycho III.  Guess she just doesn't play the PR games most actors do.
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2005, 01:45:16 AM »

Yes, she seems to have worked steadily, unlike Meg Tilly, who seems to have completely disappeared after 1995.
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2005, 01:47:13 AM »

Well, then, NOW I shall toddle off - or will as soon as we achieve page two.
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« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2005, 01:48:27 AM »

Happily, I can sleep in tomorrow.
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